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Routeways and Young Minds who are passionate about Young People, Autism and Mental Health together with Plymouth Parent Carer Voice co designed and created the Autism and Mental Health Toolkit. This was created with consultation with young people, families and professionals.  

To view the Autism and Mental Health Toolkit please click here


In Other Words groups

The In Other Words groups are mental health related supportive self-governing groups with fun activities and ongoing development opportunities. An opportunity to get together and socialise in an informal group with fun acitivites, arts, crafts, music, cooking, outdoor play and much more. The groups help build confidence, self-esteem and belief in a non-judgemental, confidential, safe and non-clinical environment.

Primary age group

Who: For children and young people aged 8 - 11years

When: Wednesday 4pm - 6pm (starting on June 23rd 2021)

Where: Devonport Park Activity Centre

Cost: Free

Reserve your place click here or visit on http://bookwhen.com/adventurebreaks


Older group

Who: young people aged 14 - 24 years

When: Sunday 2pm - 4pm fortnightly (starting on 4th July 2021)

Where: Devonport Park Activity Centre

Cost: Free

Reserve your place click here or visit on the website http://bookwhen.com/routeways


You could be part of our closed facebook page or meet regularly face to face, maybe even taking part in some activities. You could be involved in:

  • Promoting Mental Health issues
  • Organising events to raise the awareness of mental health in young people
  • Mystery Shopper
  • Young Commissioner
  • Participation in interview panels
  • Shadow board meetings with the NHS

A chance to share your experience of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in Plymouth and help shape the future of the Service in Plymouth with regular drop-ins from CAMHS staff.


For further information contact  

Ali 01752 856725 or 07788318750     

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Children's Minds - Families Matter

Children’s Minds ~ Families Matter is a free parent participation project focussed on children and young people’s mental health led by Routeways, supported by Plymouth Parent Carer Voice.

Running on the 2nd Saturday of every month the group is attended by James Cook from the Child Development Centre and Ruth Houghton, CAMHS Community Team Leader. Routeways staff run fun activities for the young people in a separate space allowing parents/carers the opportunity to share their experiences and voice their concerns in a relaxed supportive environment.

When: Due to restart soon

Cost: Free


For further information contact

Ali 01752 856725 or 07788318750

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